May 7, 2014 By News Staff
Plans for high-speed rail in California are working their way through the system, locality by locality.
On May 7, on day two of a two-day meeting on the subject, the California High-Speed Rail Authority board approved the Fresno-Bakersfield section of the statewide passenger train system, making it the second section, according to the Fresno Bee. Engineering work has already begun on the first section: a 30-mile segment from Merced to Fresno.
This approval came despite the key complaint that the public had a very short time to sift through the 20,000-page environmental impact report before the hearing, as it was published less than three weeks ago.